As predicted, New York Times ‘softens’ headline calling out Obama’s failure

Failure is not an option … when writing a headline about President Obama. Politico led the way recently when a headline noting “poor attendance” at an OFA Obamacare event (one person, to be precise) suddenly became, “Obamacare message war goes local.” One person? That’s really local.

The New York Times certainly isn’t above carrying water for the administration, so it didn’t seem likely that the relatively harsh (but entirely accurate) headline, “Obama Fails in Bid for Wide Backing for Syria Attack,” would have a very long shelf life. Will Antonin called it Friday night.

Yeah, that’s no good. It makes it sound like Obama failed at something.

Getting warmer, but how about meeting halfway and going with, “Obama Falls Short on Wider Backing for Syria Attack.”


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  • Sakemoto

    Well, he’s never failed to make a Tee time.

    • tops116

      He’s also never failed to be a disappointment.

  • grais

    Oh, for the days when a headline couldn’t be changed….

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Print media is dying fast.

      If Obama fails, America wins!

      • Bill Phillips

        I was in full agreement with Rush L. when he was the first one to publicly say that!

  • JeffWRidge

    I guess it’s true; the “Times” they are a-changin’… headlines, that is.

  • GodSaveAmerica

    Obama was born a failure! Good thing he’s black or he would of never made it through college.

  • John

    The One does not fail, those around don’t meet his expectations.

  • Clete Torres

    0bama didn’t fail, the world failed him.

    Bad, disrespectful, impolitic world. Tsk, tsk.

    • WhoMeToo

      I’m glad I’m part of that world. ~_^

    • Bill Phillips

      And don’t forget our biuggest sin > > > “racist world”!

    • nc


  • arttie

    America’s paper of wreckage.

    • Clete Torres

      “America’s paper or wreckage.”

      More like paper ‘of’ wreckage.

      • arttie

        Corrected. Thanks.

        • Clete Torres

          Actually, it works both as a question: (America’s paper?) and a statement: (wreckage).

        • Clete Torres

          Actually, it works both as a question: (America’s paper?) and a statement: (wreckage).

  • trixiewoobeans

    At least the stooges could have been SLIGHTLY honest and said “falls WAY short.”

  • PrincessofSnark

    If anything, when they wrote about Bush they tried to use “fail” as many times as possible. What a crock. And the Times just proves the MSM is prObama.

  • Maxx

    The inability to get people to rush towards a FUBAR of impending disaster is now classified by the fish wrap of record as “falling short?”

    The radar operator on the Andrea Doria had a clearer picture.

  • tops116

    “The New York Times” is less than half-a-step away from going full Orwell on us. “We have always been at war with Syria.”

    • therealguyfaux

      “S#it unhappens.”— 6079 Smith W, whose job it was to find stories in newspapers in the archives which contained references to “unpersons” and “unevents,” have them destroyed, and have new ones printed up in their place.

  • Exodus2011

    the NYT are still clingin on to the corrupt lying WAR-MONGERING Phoney ….

    wonder if they will go down with the Obama ship …. ?

  • Bill Phillips

    The NYTs can’t bring themselves to use the word “fail” in the same sentence as “Obama”!

  • ObamaFail

    Are liberals proud of supporting a man who is so thin-skinned that he needs every media outlet to pamper him and kiss his butt and tell him how great he is every time he screws up or proves how moronic he is?

  • nc

    Putin is shaking his head saying, “How does this puny weakling out-Pravda me?”